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Irish Bestsellers 17th July 2021

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Welcome to a blisteringly hot week in the charts! There’s not much movement this week – perhaps everything has melted into place. Matt Haig is still hot stuff with both The Comfort Book and The Midnight Library right at the top of the Top 20 in nos. 5 and 4 respectively, while John Connolly’s The Nameless Ones puts the heat on David Walliams by closing the gap on Megamonster (we can do these hot weather puns all day, it’s so rare we get to use them!).

The Children’s chart is an interesting one this week – there are old favourites and recent instalments of Dog Man by Dav Pilkey and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Pilkey (who captures three of those Top 10 spots), but we’re delighted to see Marcus Rashford’s book You Are A Champion: How to Be the Best That You Can Be right up at no. 4 and only narrowly missing out on a place in the Top 20. It would be great to see this one continue to ramp up sales and inspire kids from all backgrounds!

This week’s featured book is a lovely, sunny, bright cover. Sinead Moriarty’s latest novel, About Us, is straight into no. 3 in the Top 20 and no. 2 in Original Fiction after only a couple of days so fingers crossed for her that she continues to rise! Here’s the blurb:

Three couples. One therapist’s couch …

Alice and Niall used to be lovers, best friends and parents, in that order. Now they’re no longer on the same page or even reading from the same book.

Ann thought when she and Ken retired, it would be their second spring. Instead, it feels more like an icy winter.

Orla is falling in love with boyfriend Paul, but her complicated past makes her unsure if she can ever be intimate with anyone.

Three couples find themselves telling a stranger about the most private part of their lives – their hopes, their disappointments, their awkward realisations.

Can they learn to be honest with each other? And what life-changing decisions will be made when they do?

And now this week’s charts…

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 17th July 2021
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1MegamonsterWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp1,440
2Nameless Ones,TheConnolly, JohnHodder & Stoughton Grp1,349
3About UsMoriarty, SinéadPenguin Grp1,186
4Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Grp744
5Comfort Book,TheHaig, MattCanongate Grp684
6SongbirdsLefteri, ChristyBonnier Books UK Publishing Gr582
7Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Grp580
8Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Grp566
9Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp562
10Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp537
11Awaken Your Power WithinHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland Grp478
12False WitnessSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Grp464
13Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland Grp458
14Three Weddings and a ProposalO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Grp440
15Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp429
16RememberingsO’Connor, SinéadPenguin Grp422
17They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Grp419
18Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books Grp414
19Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Group383
20SnowflakeNealon, LouiseBonnier Books UK Publishing Gr353
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 17th July 2021
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintTotal Volume
1Midnight Library,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books744
2Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 580
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair537
4Song of Achilles,TheMiller, MadelineBloomsbury Publishing PLC339
5Once Upon a Time in HollywoodTarantino, QuentinOrion321
6Home StretchNorton, GrahamCoronet Books311
7HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press298
8Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,The:A NovelReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster273
9Shuggie BainStuart, DouglasPicador267
10Vanishing Half,TheBennett, BritDialogue Books223
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintTotal Volume
1Nameless Ones,TheConnolly, JohnHodder & Stoughton1,349
2About UsMoriarty, SinéadSandycove1,186
3SongbirdsLefteri, ChristyManilla582
4Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc566
5False WitnessSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Publishers464
6Three Weddings and a ProposalO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review440
7SnowflakeNealon, LouiseManilla353
8President’s Daughter,TheClinton, President Bill & Patterson, JamCentury291
9Moon Over Kilmore Quay,TheHarrington, CarmelHarperCollins Publishers283
10SuspectsPearse, LesleyMichael Joseph233
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintTotal Volume
1Comfort Book,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books489
2Awaken Your Power WithinHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland478
3Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland458
4Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books414
5Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Books383
6Trisha’s-21 Day-Reset:3 weeks to kick-start your weight-loss journeyLewis, TrishaGill Books325
7Wildflowers of Ireland,The:A Field GuideDevlin, ZoeGill Books317
8Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books266
932,The:An Anthology of Irish Working-Class VoicesBarry, Kevin & Doyle, Roddy & McInerney,Unbound Ltd259
10Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd258
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintTotal Volume
1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press562
2RememberingsO’Connor, SinéadSandycove422
3Comfort Book,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books195
4Women Don’t Owe You Pretty:The debut book from Florence GivenGiven, FlorenceCassell142
5Daly Dish Rides Again,The:100 more masso slimming meals for everydayDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books128
6Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press124
7Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Books123
8Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd92
9Joe’s Family Food:100 Delicious, Easy Recipes to Enjoy TogetherWicks, JoeBluebird83
10Approximate FormalityMulvin, ValerieAnne Street Press78
TitleAuthorImprintTotal Volume
1MegamonsterWalliams, DavidHarperCollins1,440
2Dog Man 10: Mothering HeightsPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.429
3They Both Die at the EndSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo419
4You Are a Champion:How to Be the Best You Can BeRashford, Marcus & Anka, CarlMacmillan Children’s Books326
5Summer I Robbed A Bank,TheO’Doherty, DavidPuffin325
6Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to IrelandLadybird296
7Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPuffin292
8Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly AdventureKinney, JeffPuffin256
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin253
10Dog Man 9: Grime and PunishmentPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.216
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